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The Code of The West

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John Yaws
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Texas


0 posted 12-17-1999 03:38 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

The Code of the West is to win ‘em-
With your poise and your outdoorsy charms.
With the West Texas moon to bedazzle
The girl that you hold in your arms.

A man tips his hat to the ladies-
And rises to give them his seat....
And calls all the girls. “little darlin’”
And makes them those promises sweet.

The Code makes provision for lovin’
It’s fine for the Rodeo dance-
There’s  no place within it for lastin’
And the hand rides alone to the ranch.

The Code of the West is for sparkin’
And winnin’ a young cowgirl’s heart-
But sadly it’s lacking in substance...
And dooms the two love birds to part.

The Code of the West is a killer-
Administers sorrow and pain-
The cowboy rides into the sunset-
And leaves the girl cryin’ again.

You ask me what makes me so certain?
Time after time , I confess-
That I’ve been the lonely cowpuncher-
Heartbroke by the Code of the West.


© Copyright 1999 John R. Yaws - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 12-17-1999 05:03 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes that is heartbreaking. So sad. Well done, again, Gunslinger.

 Denise


Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


2 posted 12-17-1999 05:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You do it every time - and only expand on the mystery of the man.

Well done, 'Slinger!!
Balladeer
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3 posted 12-17-1999 06:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent, gunslinger. That IS the code of the West, and the South. No more need to ride off into the sunset, though. Spark 'em, woo 'em and stand by 'em, the perfect combination.
Mayme David
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since 11-21-1999
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Carrollton, TX, USA


4 posted 12-17-1999 10:03 PM       View Profile for Mayme David   Email Mayme David   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Mayme David

Great poem gunslinger.  Write on..

 Light hath power over darkness.
WhtDove
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5 posted 12-17-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

What a heart breaker. Excellent verse Gunslinger!  

 
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